Monday, December 12, 2016

Release Day Review: Lessons in Letting Go by Jessica Peterson

(Study Abroad #3)
by Jessica Peterson
Release date: December 12, 2016

“Ten minutes ago, I was just an American student studying abroad in Spain.  But now?  Now I’m a professional soccer player’s muse.  His good luck charm...”

Soccer star Rhys Maddox’s recovery from an injury isn’t going well—until one night with a beautiful American and a few terrible pick-up lines changes everything.  With Laura at his side, he plays smarter, runs faster, and fights harder than he ever has on the pitch.  She’s just the good luck charm he needs to turn his flailing career around.

Laura Bennet begins her semester in Madrid with plans to ditch bad habits and worse boyfriends. But when she unexpectedly gets caught up in Rhys's A-list life, her plans are put on hold.  Who wouldn’t skip class to fly on a private jet with a studly Welsh footballer?  It’s a no brainer, or so she thinks.  Turns out Rhys’s glamorous lifestyle hides an obsession with appearances—an obsession that makes her totally miserable. Determined to take back her happiness, Laura decides to dump Rhys and tackle a “Spain Bucket List” on her own.

But Rhys isn’t letting his good luck charm go without a fight. He’s spent his entire life trying to earn his way into the big leagues, and he’ll do anything to win—even risk his carefully crafted image to help Laura with her bucket list. Will he be able to let go of his ego? Or will he and Laura ultimately let go of each other?

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My review: 5 stars!
Again with the 5 stars! I gave the same rating to the first two books in the series, and although is book was totally different, I still loved it! I love that the title refers to both main characters- Rhys, the hot footballer, and Laura, the American student studying abroad- and the journeys they are both traveling in finding themselves. It was great to get to know Laura, who we met in the first two books, on a deeper lever. Honestly, I wasn't a big fan of Laura's at the start, but after this book I really really like her. And I absolutely LOVE Rhys and Laura together. Rhys was a bit of a self-involved jerk at the beginning of the story, but as we learn about his past and how he got to that point, it makes a bit more sense. I am looking forward to the upcoming novella (Study Abroad #3.5) that will close out this series- I can't wait to read about more Fred and Rachel.

Jessica also posted the first three chapters on her website so everyone can read!

Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean.

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